With new limits on all-inclusive vacations in Spain, it appears that there will be a major upheaval. In an effort to curb drunken behaviour, British visitors to Spain are being told that their alcohol consumption will be limited.
Thomas Cook has issued a warning to all-inclusive vacationers about the recently implemented alcohol cap, which is currently in effect in Magaluf, Majorca, and parts of Ibiza.
The Balearic Islands’ government is attempting to crack down on inebriated tourists who are causing havoc in resorts after drinking unlimited beverages., the Daily Star reports.
Brits looking to drink by the pool whilst tanning are et to be disappointed by the controversial rule that has been implemented in Magaluf, Majorca, and parts of Ibiza. Customers were notified when their package vacations were updated by Thomas Cook.
The email read: “Please be advised that a decree has been issued by the Balearic Government on a new restriction for All Inclusive meal option. There is a maximum of six alcoholic drinks per person per day that can be served and these drinks will be provided only during lunch and dinner ( 3 each).
“Please be aware that Magalluf, El Arenal, Playa de Palma in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza, there is new restriction on All Inclusive.”
Pub crawls, the sale of alcohol in shops between 9.30 p.m. and 8 a.m., and the advertising of party boats in specific locations have all been banned by the Balearic government. “We want British tourists – we don’t want this type of tourism,” Balearic Islands Tourism Minister Iago Negueruela previously stated.
“British tourism is essential for our islands. We share with the British government the view that some images of British tourists are embarrassing. We want to put a stop to bad behaviour. We will increase the police presence in these areas and the number of inspectors – we will have zero tolerance for tourism excesses.”
Thomas Cook told the Daily Star: “In certain areas of the Balearics there are some limitations on alcohol consumption. We want to ensure our customers are aware when they book.”
And travel association ABTA said it “strongly supports initiatives that improve the health and safety of holidaymakers, as well as the welfare of local communities”.
The spokesman added: “ABTA will continue to engage with the Balearic Islands Government, ABTA Members and other parties, to encourage clear communication and exchange of information, in order to ensure holidaymakers travelling to hotels in the designated areas enjoy a positive customer experience.”
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